Little Red Riding Hood ShakersBy Mark Chervenka
Little Red Riding Hood Shakers
Little Red Riding Hood shakers have been reproduced. Original shakers by Hull Pottery in this style were made in three sizes: 3¼, 4½ and 5½ inches. The new shakers apparently intended to copy the largest original size but are in between the original sizes measuring only about 4 7/8 inches. The filling holes in the base of originals are nearly perfectly round; holes in the reproductions are very irregular (Fig. 2). The red paint in the originals is under the glaze; the red paint in the reproductions is applied over the glaze.